Procurement and Payment Services Newsletter
Fall 2020
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Subscribe to New PPS Listserv

Procurement and Payment Services (PPS) will now communicate important information via a new Listserv. The Listserv will be used to email subscribers information in-between our quarterly newsletter. We strongly encourage staff who are involved in any Procure to Pay functions to subscribe. Read the full article for more information, including how to subscribe.

Print Management Program

PPS recently issued a Request for Proposals to select a single vendor to implement a campus wide print management solution. After an extensive evaluation and considerable collaboration with several other schools and departments, a new contract will be awarded to Ricoh.  Procurement will be working with all departments and schools on campus to transition them to the new campus wide contract when their current leases expires. A detailed implementation plan will be communicated soon. Learn more about the awarded vendor and transition process.


Digital Signature Standard

A campus agreement is being established which will allow all departments ands schools to utilize DocuSign when a formal digital signature is needed on a document.  A detailed implementation plan will be communicated soon.


Personal Protective Equipment Updates

Procurement would like to share new information regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Winter Recess Coverage

Northwestern will observe a Winter Recess beginning December 24, 2020 through January 1, 2021. Visit our Winter Recess Coverage webpage to learn more about processing key deadlines, schedules, and contact information.

Check Printing

PPS has recently worked with our banking partner to handle the printing and mailing of vendor checks. We have compiled a guide to show how each payment type is displayed in NUFinancials. 

Regular Features

New Contracts
Includes new Uline contract, Adobe and Qualtrics renewals, and more

Existing Contract Updates
Mark Vend K-Cup price reduction, FFC memberships, and more

Contracts We're Working On
Digital signature software, and more

Travel Updates
Includes current travel guidelines, revised travel policy, and United personal purchase discount

Sustainability Highlights
SustainNU Green Home Certification, Office Depot Sustainability Initiative, and new paper pricing

Wildcard Advantage Updates
Includes Pasta Luna, Semilla's Latin Kitchen & Wine Bar, and more

General Reminders
Corporate Card Transaction Expense Type, Open Labs, and more

Business Diversity Event

Procurement and Payment Services, Corporate Engagement, the Kellogg School of Management, the Pritzker School of Law, and Neighborhood and Community Relations recently hosted a virtual workshop for small business leaders. Read more about the event.

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